Monday, August 06, 2012

Surf’s Art Free, with a Message at Saddleback College

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Rancho Santa Margarita, , CA – Bob Rickerson, Gallery Director of The Saddleback College Art Gallery is pleased to presentLiquid Chapters, an instructional look into the world and art of Damian Fulton, on September 4-27, 2012 in the Saddleback College Art Gallery.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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Liquid Chapters, the first retrospective of Damian Fulton’s artistic journey, includes early commissions and comic book art through recent gallery oil paintings and surfboards. Growing up in the ” OC,” Damian Fulton developed a love for drawing and the chaotic coastal culture of Southern California.  He got through Cal State Fullerton painting his way on custom cars and murals. Hired right after college in 1982 by Ocean Pacific to create the poster for the OP Pro Surf Contest, he later developed comic strips “Radical Rick” for BMX Plus Magazine and “The Shred Brothers” for Snowboarder Magazine. An eclectic visual artist, Damian has directed commercials for advertising giant Ogilvy and Mather, developed animation for Marvel Productions, and has painted for Disney. Bob Rickerson, the gallery’s curator, best describes Fulton’s work as “Surf art with a social commentary.”

Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday from noon-4 pm; Thursday evenings 4-8 pm. An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, August 30th from 5-8 pm.  The gallery will also be open Saturday, September 8th from 10 am to 2 pm

The Saddleback College Art Gallery is one of South Orange County’s primary outlets for creative expression in traditional and conceptual art.  Exhibitions featuring works by local, regional and nationally known artists are presented from September to July.  The Art Gallery is an important part of the instructional program.  Students enrolled in the gallery display and exhibition classes learn how to plan, design, install and organize gallery space through art exhibitions.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, visit  

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